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Problem in Access 2007

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by krazeecrw, Apr 2, 2008.

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  1. krazeecrw

    krazeecrw Thread Starter

    Oct 25, 2002
    I am trying to import the Global Address List from my Exchange e-mail account to Access 2007 and am having difficulties. When I select the Global Address list in the Import Exchange/Outlook wizard and click Next, I get the following error message:

    Method 'Value' of object "Field2" failed

    I can import other address books fine. I uninstalled and reinstalled and did a repair but that did not work either. Any ideas on how to solve this?
  2. OBP


    Mar 8, 2005
    Usually this kind of error occurs with Excel, the Access Import Wizard takes the first row as a heading, it then uses the second row to test and set the Field Type, ie. text, number, date etc.
    This error occurs when a row further in to the Table changes from the one that the Wizard decided it should be, ie it should be a number and suddenly it has a some text.
    To try and overcome this Import the data in to a table that you have prepared where you set Field2 to "Text", which should accept just about anything.
  3. RRman


    Jun 18, 2008
    MS says this is a bug in Office 2007 SP1. They are working on a hotfix. Here is the workaround...

    You are receiving the following error message when importing the Global Address List from Outlook / Exchange into Access: Method 'Value' of object 'Field2' failed

    Version of Access: Access 2007 SP1
    Operating System: Windows XP Pro SP3


    At this time the best workaround to the issue if you have SP1 installed is to replace the new version of the aceexch.dll (version 12.0.6048.5000 - 12.00.6211.1000) file with a copy of the older aceexch.dll file (version 12.0.4518.1014).

    The easiest way to find a copy of the older aceexch.dll file is to do a search on your XP machine and the older file most likely will be stored in a cached folder.

    After you find the older file, implement the following steps:

    1. Navigate to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE12 and rename the current aceexch.dll file to aceexch.old

    2. Move the old copy of the aceexch.dll (12.0.4518.1014) into the folder (C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE12)

    3. Try importing the GAL into Access. It should now work successfully.
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